Familiar High-end Elements Are Back In Museum Collection
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FIRST LOOK: 2018 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION BASEBALL

Ryan Cracknell

2018 Topps Museum Collection Baseball continues with the line’s focus on high-end elegance. Now a veteran brand in the company’s portfolio, hobby boxes continue to come packaged with four single pack mini boxes. In each mini box is an autograph or memorabilia card of some kind.

Hits are divided up into four different categories with one of each landing in every master box. That works out to an autographed relic, on card autograph, premium relic and a quad relic.

2018 TOPPS MUSEUM COLLECTION BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHS

Archival Autographs are where the majority of the on-card signatures come from. The large checklist covers multiple generations past and present. All come numbered including three levels of parallels: Copper (/50 or less), Gold (/25 or less) and Emerald (1/1).

A couple of particularly high-end signed inserts are back for another year. Premium Print Autographs (/25) show contrast with a black and white photo and gold ink signature. Museum Framed Autographs, one of the brand’s hallmarks, is a case hit once more. Silver Frame versions have 15 copies each. Tougher parallels come in Gold Frame (/10), Black Frame (/5) and Wood Frame (1/1).

Museum Framed Autograph Patch Cards put a new spin on the concept. All done as one-of-ones, they add a large piece of a game-worn patch. This is the first time these types of cards have been a part of Museum Collection.

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